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Grady-White Boats
Greenville, NC   27835-1527
Map Location           Latitude: 35.607196   Longitude: -77.380223
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Glen Grady and Don White began building recreational fishing boats in Greenville, NC, in 1958. These original Grady-Whites were handcrafted in the Carolina tradition with wide beams, flared bows, and wooden lapstrake hulls. They earned a reputation for exceptional seaworthiness in those pre-electronics days when coastal fishermen found fish with a compass and needed safe, dependable performance in the roughest of conditions.

The Smith family purchased Grady-White Boats in 1968, and finished the conversion to building boats with longlasting fiberglass. Chairman and CEO Eddie Smith, Jr., has provided continuous leadership since that time. Over the years, we've pioneered many innovations that keep us at the leading edge of sportfishing engineering.

In 1975, we introduced the walkaround cabin design offering easy access forward for fishing and anchoring plus the protection of a cabin and full windshield. Today we make walkaround cabins ranging from 20'-30', 26' and 33' express cabin models, center consoles ranging from 18' to 30' and 19' and 22' dual consoles. In 1981, the 9'6"-beam Sailfish 25 heralded the trend toward big, beamy outboard powered boats. In 1989, we broke the 30-foot barrier with the Marlin 300. The 1990s unveiled our "secret weapon" hull technology, the SeaV2 series designed exclusively for us by C. Raymond Hunt Associates. And in 2001, we introduced our new flagship, the Express 330, an elegant outboard-powered 33-footer that lives up to the Grady-White legacy of superior performance. Grady-White now builds 18 boat models from 18' to 33'.

Of course, the best way to learn about how a Grady-White boat is built is to come and visit our factory in Greenville, NC. You will see the precision craftsmanship coming together at every step in production. You will meet the dedicated team that makes up the Grady-White family. We engineer and build you a boat that will give you many years of boating pleasure.

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